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: as Radio 2

: Mike Read

: Simon Bates

: Andy Peebles

: Newsbeat

with Peter Mayne


Unknown: Peter Mayne

: Paul Burnett

including Fun at One - a daily comedy classic,

: Dave Lee Travis

: Peter Powell

As Action Special is into its second week, Peter remembers his 'testing days' at school.
'Every time I saw an exam paper I had an absolute blank, so I had to find a career where I could almost bluff my way in. It's much more difficult to sell yourself than to win jobs through exams, it takes guts and determination to keep bashing on those doors and say, "I know I haven't the exams, but I can do it".
'These days it's important to back a career-horse fairly early, so if you think, yes, I would like to be... then go for it. That might mean working in your spare time for nothing to learn about the job, unfortunately that doesn't solve the immediate problem of living with cash in hand, but sacrifices have to be made for long-term rewards'. Including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Peter Mayne


DJ: Peter Powell
Newsreader: Peter Mayne

: Radio 1 Mailbag

with Anne Nightingale and Adrian Love
The Mailbag phone-line, [number removed], is open every Wednesday 7.0-10.0 pm Producer JUDE HOWELLS


Unknown: Anne Nightingale

: Richard Skinner

: John Peel

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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